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Friday, July 29 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Jumping Through Hoops: ADA and Other Legal Matters

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Our talk will consist of an informative presentation by a forensic psychiatrist on the rights of people with OCD and related disorders under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and on the options they have based on how severe their OCD may be. We will then discuss the path to implementing those rights at school, college, and the workplace. We will share examples from several people about the hoops they had to endure before these rights were granted, and will present the outcomes of the requests and some helpful tips from lessons learned. Audience members will be encouraged to share their experiences and ask questions.


Susan Rushing, MD, JD

Susan E. Rushing MD, JD completed her undergraduate studies in Brain and Cognitive Science at MIT, earned her M.D. at Yale School of Medicine and J.D. at Stanford Law School. Dr. Rushing completed her internship in pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center and residency in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also trained in forensic psychiatry and was a clinical research scholar. Dr. Rushing is board... Read More →

Elna Yadin, PhD

Elna Yadin Ph.D received her doctoral degree in physiological and experimental psychology at Bryn Mawr College in the U.S. in 1979 on the neuroscience of anxiety and relief mechanisms in the brain. She respecialized in clinical psychology and has been working at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania since 1998, where she acted as the Director of the OCD Clinic. She has been treating... Read More →

Friday July 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Chicago F/G/H, 5th Floor

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